The Joe Rogan controversy has gotten so out of hand, it’s landed in the orbit of former President Donald Trump; he has some advice for the embattled podcast host.
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” Trump said in a statement Monday night.
“How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened,” he added.
“That’s not you and it never will be!”
Rogan has issued multiple apologies in recent weeks —one regarding speaking with guests who have alternative viewpoints on the COVID pandemic, and another for his use of the N-word in past episodes.
Rogan said past episodes of his podcast contained things “that I wish I hadn’t said, or had said differently.”
“There’s nothing I can do to take that back. I wish I could. Obviously, that’s not possible,” Rogan added. “I certainly wasn’t trying to be racist, and I certainly would never want to offend someone for entertainment with something as stupid as racism.”
— New York Post (@nypost) February 8, 2022